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How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling

Avilar

Former LinkedIn Chief Learning Officer, Kelly Palmer, and David Blake, co-founder of Degreed, think they know why. In their much-publicized book, The Expertise Economy: How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete and Succeed , the pair depicts a future of work that is more about diverse and unique skill sets —transforming their employees into experts and ultimately, creating their biggest competitive advantage — than about knowledge, roles, and job hierarchies.

7 Ways Online Training Can Fill In Performance Gaps

Infopro Learning

Do you want to improve workplace productivity? Do your employees have the skills they need to tackle tasks and increase profits? In this article, I’ll explore 7 ways that online training can help you fill performance gaps in your organization. How Online Training Can Fill In Performance Gaps. Performance gaps are the thorn in your company’s side. Fortunately, online training assessments and LMS metrics can help you focus your efforts.

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How the COVID Pandemic Has Broadened The Skills Gap and Increased the Need for Skills Development Training (And What To Do About It)

Convergence Training

Back in the years and even decades before the COVID-19 pandemic dominated much of what we talk and think about, employers and learning & development experts used to talk a lot about the skills gap and how to create and provide training to help employees develop those needed skills.

Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations

Association eLearning

There’s a huge skills gap problem facing our nation today, but this crisis represents an opportunity for associations to reinvent themselves and compete with traditional suppliers of higher education. I was recently asked to present on the skills gap issue and the opportunities it creates for associations at the ASAE Great Ideas conference in Orlando. Skills gap isn’t a “someday” problem. How do these problems represent an opportunity for associations?

Accelerating Product Knowledge with New Hires for the Holiday Season

Axonify

In an omni-channel or multi-channel retailing world, sales associates must know more than your customers, who’ve likely done their homework before coming to the store. Traditional training methods leave a lot to be desired. . With traditional training, associates are typically plunked in a classroom and bombarded with information until their eyes glaze over. Implement daily microlearning training bursts. Offer knowledge on demand.

Accelerating Product Knowledge with New Hires for the Holiday Season

Axonify

In an omni-channel or multi-channel retailing world, sales associates must know more than your customers, who’ve likely done their homework before coming to the store. Traditional training methods leave a lot to be desired. . With traditional training, associates are typically plunked in a classroom and bombarded with information until their eyes glaze over. Implement daily microlearning training bursts. Offer knowledge on demand.

Is your company know-how about to leave? How to close the skills gap before it opens.

Pract.us

When people take their know-how with them, the whole team suffers. In particular, you have to make sure that exiting employees don’t leave a skills gap in their wakes. They got a fast 14% turnover, but departing employees took valuable knowledge with them. They didn’t address the skills gap before shaking up the workforce. Prevent the gap with a culture of learning. Navy cannot hire for experience, so they have to train every sailor from the start.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. skills gap ” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. “Skills Gap” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap.

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

For another, when they do review and/or develop learning strategies, those strategies don’t always mesh well with business priorities. Further, CLOs need to know how learning drives business-centric concerns like revenue and market penetration. A focus on learning objectives versus business objectives: Learning leaders should use training needs assessments to identify skill gaps and pain points. Their expertise can be incorporated into learning programs.

Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

Call me old fashioned, but I do still see the value in a thoughtfully constructed book curated by a trusted source and filled with vetted content from a wide variety of industry experts. Some of you may wonder how a printed handbook could possibly compete with the networked knowledge and agile, on-demand content production of the digital world, but in this case I don’t think it’s proper to set it up as a zero-sum competition. How do you start a project of this magnitude?

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Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

Knowledge transfer and skill building happen in a variety of ways: formal education, self-directed learning, training, mentoring, executive coaching, job rotation, etc. Companies spend time and effort developing leaders, but the return on investment is often questionable or the company doesn’t know how to measure it. They are exposed to knowledge, but the success of any program is in the follow-up. The Soft Skills Gap.

How Businesses Can Fix the Employee Knowledge Gap

Designing Digitally

Employee knowledge gaps are permeating the corporate world at a pace we don’t care for, and the chasm is only widening by the day. Such a massive volume of material means that employees don’t know what to find, where, or even what to focus on. Most of the time, employees fail to locate what they are looking for, and even when they do, they have to access multiple systems to get it. What’s the point of training if employees fail to integrate that learning in their jobs?

How to facilitate knowledge transfer between generations

Matrix

4 Tips on how to facilitate knowledge transfer between generations. There is a lot of stereotyping in the lines above, some of it probably grounded in reality, but regardless of what generation employees belong to, it’s imperative that organizations find the best way to transfer the knowledge from the more experienced ones to the newcomers. Read more: How LMSs help companies ride the wave of knowledge transfer. Read more: Building a knowledge-sharing organizational culture.

3 Ways to Bridge your Organization’s Skill Gaps with Docebo Perform

Docebo

Docebo Perform is focused on providing an easy-to-use environment for identifying skill gaps in your organization and then bridging those gaps through learning. How do you know if your workforce has the skills it needs to execute on the vision your organization has for the future? The short answer is that you might not have the hard knowledge you need, and instead rely on managers, HR and the L&D team to equip your team members with the right skills. .

Closing the Skills Gap with E-Learning Solutions

Beyond Campus Innovations

Closing the Skills Gap with E-Learning Solutions. The resulting skills gap is hurting both employees and employers as both sides seek necessary skills for growth. Keep reading to see how e-learning interventions can upskill seasoned employees and first-time workers to bridge the gap between job requirements and employee know-how. One culprit is the skills gap. What is the Skills Gap? The skills gap is created by a lack of training for the jobs available.

The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

The importance of knowledge management within organisations used to be a thing that could be easily overlooked. However, with the Baby Boomer Brain Drain phenomenon and the millennial job-hopping trend changing the face of the workforce, the harmful effects of knowledge loss are becoming more and more evident. In this article we’ll show you what organisations stand to lose by allowing experts to hoard knowledge and just how badly things can go wrong when this aspect is ignored.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

This is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce. Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker. The 2013 high-skill knowledge worker is connected, mobile, global, dispersed and relies the new breed of communication, and collaboration technologies to do business. So how do we get there?

Is Your Training On the Trivial?

Allison Rossett

Here is what Rob has to say: So, you know what the gaps are between your company’s average performers, and their expert performers. And you’ve done your gap analysis to figure out what the highest priorities are for training. Your managers know it when they see it in their “MVP.” You know, the one who can provide innovative, valuable solutions to your customers. That’s expertise , and it exists at every level of your organization.

Is Your Training On the Trivial?

Allison Rossett

Here is what Rob has to say: So, you know what the gaps are between your company’s average performers, and their expert performers. And you’ve done your gap analysis to figure out what the highest priorities are for training. Your managers know it when they see it in their “MVP.” You know, the one who can provide innovative, valuable solutions to your customers. That’s expertise , and it exists at every level of your organization.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. skills gap ” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Skills Gap” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap. You’ll learn: The current state of the “skills gap”.

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy. In a fast-moving market like data science, online training providers can gain a competitive advantage by accelerating their content development speed. So how do you define data science?

The Authentic Learning Model: 7 Things Every eLearning Pro Should Know

Infopro Learning

Are your online learners struggling to put their knowledge into practice? Do you need to add more real-world context to your eLearning course? In this article, I’ll explore everything eLearning pros need to know about the Authentic Learning Model. Everything eLearning Pros Need To Know About The Authentic Learning Model. Online learners are able to apply their knowledge in a realistic and relatable context.

Skills aren’t soft or hard — they’re durable or perishable

CLO Magazine

As the prevailing wisdom has held, it is important to develop skills in a T-shape, with a horizontal continuum of “soft” or human skills that intersects with deep expertise in a specific area. Do they enable horizontal or vertical movement of talent within the organization? Every field has frameworks like these, base sets of knowledge from which field-specific technologies, processes and tools arise.

What is Competency Management and Why Do You Need It?

Avilar

After years of seeing business transformation sparked by improved, intentional management of employees’ skills and talent, we can be (too) quick to jump right into conversations about how to do competency management and what to do next. How do you get the most from your competency initiative? A competency is the combined knowledge, abilities, and expertise of an individual or an organization. Even when things turn out great, they don’t know why.

About Declarative and Procedural Knowledge and the Expert-Novice Divide

ID Reflections

I have been reading the book Telling Ain’t Training by Harold D. In this post, I am going to discuss what Harold and Erica say about declarative and procedural knowledge and the novice-expert divide. Here is a graphic for reference: Declarative knowledge is about describing how things are done, what we see, and what we know. No other living being is capable of describing what they do or know, they “just” do. Procedural knowledge is about “doing.”

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8 Reasons Why Refresher Training Is a Good Idea

LearnDash

Refresher training helps keep important knowledge fresh and current. Whether your a student or a teacher, one thing we all know for personal experience is that knowledge fades over time. There are several reasons why refresher training is so important. The best way to train our memory is to test how long we can go before we start to forget something. It keeps employees up-to-date on industry training.

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

Here are the eLearning terms you really need to know, from A-L. Active learning: Strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning): An initiative established by the US Department Of Defense in 1999, aiming to make the delivery of online training consistent across content formats, technologies, and organizations. Assimilation can also describe the association of new information with preexisting knowledge.

4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

Avilar

High performing organizations understand that success depends on the knowledge and skills of their employees. Hence the reason training is so important. A great place to start is with a competency model followed by gaining an understanding of what employees know and what they don’t know. A “competency model” defines the skills and levels of proficiency in those skills that an employee needs to possess to do a particular job effectively.

How to Offer CPE & Compliance Training Online

learnWorlds

It definitely cannot go unnoticed, but there is a range of factors or better yet – certain quality of standards that you need to be aware and be able to provide CPE training. Both of those fall under the umbrella of compliance training, which refers to the process of educating employees on laws, regulations and company policies that apply to their day-to-day job responsibilities. CPE credits are the credits you can earn from completing CPE training. Security training.

Designing eLearning Programs for Competency-Based Training

ScholarLMS

Education and learning are truly successful only when the knowledge honed serves to tackle real-life challenges. While this is no newfound wisdom, most of our academic programs offline and online are yet to fully recognize the importance of training learners for specific competencies.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, I’ll be doing a virtual presentation around it as well. 1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Instead, we will call this "self-directed learning" and will do our best to support the workforce to learn it on their own with minimal guidance and support. Does anyone know or have the numbers?

How to Offer CPE Credits & Compliance Training Online (2020 Guide)

learnWorlds

Professionals all across the globe are constantly trying to keep up with an ever-expanding skill set required to be able to do their job effectively. Similarly, businesses and organizations are training and re-training their staff in order to remain competitive and productive. In today’s ever-changing financial and technological landscape, missing to update one’s professional knowledge is equivalent to remaining stagnant and simply waiting to be replaced.

Achieving Competitive Advantage through Training

Enyota Learning

Amongst this, there is also a constant need to achieve a competitive edge, and training is a leading way to do so. Organizations across the globe have started leveraging training as a crucial means to approach issues related to skill-capability. Besides, investing in employee training promotes loyalty and results in lower attrition, while also keeping them engaged. Companies in the US have seen a 15% rise in the expenditure on training and development.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Today, I’ll complete the list by defining the true meaning of training, from ‘manifest’ to ‘white label’ Let’s dive into the language of learning! For example, knowledge checks and practice quizzes are two types of assessment that typically don’t require a mastery score. Objectives: Course or learning objectives define the knowledge or skills learners are expected to gain from a training program.

7 Ways A Supportive Online Training Culture Improves ROI

G-Cube

A supportive online training culture encourages continual development and professional growth. In this article, I’ll discuss 7 benefits that a supportive online training culture can bring to your company’s bottom line. How A Supportive Online Training Culture Improves ROI. Effective online training is an ongoing effort. One of the best ways to promote lifelong learning and build a thriving learning community is to cultivate an online training culture.

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